Easier accounts, when you move online to MYOB Essentials
Move from AccountRight or AccountEdge to MYOB Essentials for:
- Easy online accounting with the freedom and flexibility to manage your business anytime, anywhere from your PC, Mac or tablet.
- Better cashflow management, easier ATO compliance and smarter ways to save time doing the books with features that help take care of the day-to-day bookwork and data entry.
- Intergrated payroll for one, or upgrade to pay unlimited employees.
- Automatic updates delivered straight to your software.
- Peace of mind from secure online back up and MYOB’s unrivalled phone and online support.
"MYOB Essentials is the best cloud accounting for most small business. It’s cost effective and easy to use."
Graeme Beardsley GAB Chartered Accountants Limited
Converting is fast, easy & included in a subscription
You'll be up and running within 3 business days
Send us your existing file and we'll convert you to MYOB Essentials.
There’s no need to wait for the end of quarter or end of financial year, continue where you left off.
Complete the form and one of our upgrade specialists will be in touch
Frequently asked questions
Migration and conversion services
This service is available to anyone who wants to convert their existing MYOB AccountRight or MYOB AccountEdge file to MYOB Essentials. Client must have an active subscription on the destination MYOB product before raising the migration request.
MYOB AccountEdge and MYOB AccountRight desktop users can utilise the MYOB Conversions to move their business online with MYOB Essentials.
Employees of MYOB Technology Pty Ltd, based in Australia and New Zealand, will be working with your data to convert it to the latest MYOB online product. All work will be undertaken by staff members of MYOB.
There are no limits to the number of files you want to move online through the service, however an MYOB online subscription on the destination product is required for each file that is moved. Each file will need a separate migration request on the website.
You do not need to do anything specific to prepare your file, but it is best practice to reconcile your accounts and ensure that your data is up to date.
We strongly suggest that you take a backup of your datafile as we would at any time of the year as a normal course of business. However, when you create the backup, do not enter a zip password as our team will not be able to overwrite it.
If you are converting to MYOB Essentials, your contacts, accounts, open sales and purchases and items list will be brought across.
Other transactions such as closed sales/purchases, banking transactions and payroll transactions will be brought across as general journal entries.
If you’re moving from an older version of AccountRight Classic (v19) to AccountRight Live (v2020 and above), all information in your company file will be transferred, you’ll just need to move your forms across after upgrade.
As part of the migration service, we will bring across the prior financial year and current financial year to date, unless the previous financial year has been purged in the backup we have received.
To view transactions prior to the period we have converted, you can restore backups in your previous MYOB software.
There will be no change to how your chart of accounts are structured and we aim to keep everything as similar as possible to make the transition easy for you.
There are a number of actions you should take once you receive access to your online accounting software from MYOB, such as setting up bank feeds. We will provide you an email of all the details to ensure you get the most out of your MYOB subscription.
The service is a part automated / part manual service that sees us running a conversion tool and then doing some manual checks of data post conversion. We will then provide you login access to your new online accounting software. As MYOB is not a registered tax agent or BAS agent, we recommend inviting your accountant or professional advisor to check your data after upgrade.
You are responsible for reviewing and approving your data to ensure its accuracy once the data conversion is complete.
For specific tax or BAS advice please consult your accountant or tax practitioner.
Our aim is provide you with your converted data within four (4) business days after you submit your file to MYOB Conversion Services. If an issue arises which impacts our ability to convert your file in this timeframe, we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know.
Yes, this service supports clients in Australia and New Zealand.
If you or your advisor finds an issue with your data immediately after conversion, please do not enter any data into your converted file. Instead, reply to the completion email you receive. Ensure the INC request number is included in the subject line when replying. And provide examples or screenshots of the issue for us to assist you as soon as possible.
Business: 1300 555 123 (Australia) or 0508 32 82 83 (New Zealand)
Partner: 1300 555 117 (Australia) or 0800 69 62 27 (New Zealand)
If you enter any additional information into the old software after we received your backup, it will not be included in the new software after conversion. Any information you enter will have to be re-entered into the new software.
We recommend that you plan to send your data to us at a quieter time for your business.
No. Please do not enter any data into your MYOB Essentials file before and during the migration, or it could cause data discrepancies. Once you receive our completion email you can begin to use your new software.